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    So I am currently on a Gap Year looking to reapply to Unis for NatSci/Physics. I want to keep myself busy during the year and an Open University Mathematical Methods module looks interesting to me.

    However I was wondering whether doing this would affect my application to other universites since I guess I would technically already be part of a Uni although I would just be taking one module.

    Does anyone know how this works?

    Thanks
    Independently studying a university module is a good idea, I think most (if not all) universities will be impressed with your initiative. As long as you study part-time* and don't complete a qualification then it won't affect any future student finance application.

    OU modules are very expensive and you won't be able to take out a loan (you need to register on a qualification to be eligible for student loans), do you have £1400 to pay for it? A cheaper option is to do one of these distance learning modules (click here for a list), some have already started but it still might be possible to apply for the Spring 2017 term.

    *part-time for student finance purposes means no more than 30 ECTS / 60 OU credits per academic year.
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    (Original post by boomin)
    So I am currently on a Gap Year looking to reapply to Unis for NatSci/Physics. I want to keep myself busy during the year and an Open University Mathematical Methods module looks interesting to me.

    However I was wondering whether doing this would affect my application to other universites since I guess I would technically already be part of a Uni although I would just be taking one module.

    Does anyone know how this works?

    Thanks
    Why not do a MOOC? They are generally free, if you don't bother with the certificates.

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